Maryland Clinical Trials

A listing of Maryland clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.

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An Investigation of Pituitary Tumors and Related Hypothalmic Disorders


There is a variety of tumors affecting the pituitary gland in childhood; some of these tumors (eg craniopharyngioma) are included among the most common central nervous system tumors in childhood. The gene(s) involved in the pathogenesis of these tumors are largely not known; their possible association with other developmental defects or inheritance pattern(s) has not been investigated. The present study serves as a (i) screening/training, and, (ii) a research protocol. As a screening and traini ...

Conditions: Panhypopituitarism, Gigantism/Acromegaly, Prolactinoma, Cushing Disease

Screening for Hematology Branch Protocols


This study allows the evaluation of subjects in order to determine their ability to safely participate in other active research studies. After subjects complete the screening process, they will be offered the opportunity to participate in an active research study, or if no appropriate studies are available information and recommendations will be provided for other treatment options....

Conditions: Hematologic Disease and Disorders, Donors, Healthy Volunteer

Evaluation, Treatment and Monitoring of Patients With a Known or Suspected Parasitic Infection


The purpose of this study is to evaluate, treat and follow patients with parasitic infections. People with a known or suspected parasitic infection who are at least 1 year old may be enrolled. This study does not involve any experimental treatments. Participants will have a physical examination and laboratory tests on blood, stool, or urine. Blood samples may be collected at regular intervals, but no more than 450 ml (15 ounces) of blood will be drawn from adults, and no more than 7 ml (1-1/2 ...

Conditions: Malaria, Intestinal Worms, GI Protozoa, Echiniococcus, Strongyloides

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Ofl Volunteers


Magnetic resonance is an imaging technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the body. The technology used in magnetic resonance imaging continues to improve. Advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) requires researchers to study new techniques in normal volunteers in order to understand how to use them in patients with diseases. In this study researchers plan to do a variety of diagnostic tests including magnetic resonance imaging on normal volunteers. The s ...

Conditions: Healthy Volunteers, Patients

Screening and Natural History of Patients With Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia and the McCune-Albright Syndrome


Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (PFD) is a sporadic disorder which affects multiple sites in the skeleton. The bone at these sites is rapidly resorbed and replaced by abnormal fibrous tissue or mechanically abnormal bone. PFD may occur alone or as part of the McCune-Albright Syndrome (MAS), a syndrome originally defined by the triad of PFD, cafe-au-lait pigmentation of the skin, and precocious puberty. The bony lesions are frequently disfiguring, disabling and painful, and depending on the locatio ...

Conditions: McCune Albright Syndrome

Study of Mast Cell Precursors


This study will investigate mast cell precursors that circulate in the blood. In a group of diseases collectively known as mastocytosis, mast cells accumulate in abnormal amounts in the skin, lymphoid tissues, bone marrow, liver and spleen. Some forms of mastocytosis have a generally good prognosis; for others, the prognosis is poorer. There is no known cure for any form of the disease. A better understanding of mast cells and how they respond to certain substances may provide insights that will ...

Conditions: Mastocytosis, Healthy Volunteer

Evaluation of Patients With HAM/TSP


Objective: Human T-lymphotropic virus type-I-associated myelopathy / tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a rare neurologic disorder that affects less than 5% of patients infected with the HTLV-I virus. The purpose of this protocol is to study the natural history of HAM/TSP by monitoring clinical progression of patients longitudinally. Additionally, we will attempt to define the virological and immunological changes of HAM/TSP. Study Population: Patients with HAM/TSP who fulfill World He ...

Conditions: HTLV-I Infection, Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

Examination of Clinical and Laboratory Abnormalities in Patients With Defective DNA Repair: Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Cockayne Syndrome, or Trichothiodystrophy


Four rare genetic diseases, xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), Cockayne syndrome (CS), the XP/CS complex and trichothiodystrophy (TTD) have defective DNA excision repair although only XP has increased cancer susceptibility. We plan to perform careful clinical examination of selected patients with XP, XP/CS, CS, or TTD and follow their clinical course. We will obtain tissue (skin, blood, hair, buccal swabs) for laboratory examination of DNA repair and for genetic analysis. We hope to be able to correlat ...

Conditions: Cockayne Syndrome, Skin Neoplasms, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Trichothiodystrophy, Genodermatosis

Evaluation for NCI Surgery Branch Clinical Research Protocols


Background: The National Cancer Institute Surgery Branch (NCI-SB) has developed experimental therapies that involve taking white blood cells from patients' tumor or from their blood, growing them in the laboratory in large numbers, and then giving the cells back to the patient. Objective: This study will allow patients to under screening and evaluation for participation in NC-SB Protocols. Eligibility: Patients 18 years or older must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for an NCI-SB treat ...

Conditions: Synovial Cell Cancer, Melanoma, Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer

Collection and Distribution of Blood Components From Healthy Donors for In Vitro Research Use


This protocol is designed to provide a mechanism for the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Center to collect and process blood components from paid, healthy volunteer donors for distribution to NIH intramural investigators and FDA researchers for in vitro laboratory use. Donors meeting research donor eligibility criteria will be recruited to donate blood and blood components by standard phlebotomy and apheresis techniques. The investigational nature of the studies in which their blood ...

Conditions: Blood Donors, Research Subjects, Apheresis

Evaluation of Women With Endocrine and Reproductive-Related Conditions


This study was designed to allow inpatient and outpatient evaluation of women with a variety of reproductive and endocrine-related disorders for purposes of research and physician education. The evaluations may include ultrasound examinations, blood, saliva, and/or urine samples. In some cases, specific laboratory or X-ray studies will be performed to confirm the diagnosis or assist in the treatment of the patient. These additional tests will be conducted within the guidelines of current gyneco ...

Conditions: Endocrine Disease, Infertility, Leiomyoma, Endometriosis, Fibroids

Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk in Blacks


It is unknown if obesity contributes to the development of heart disease in African American men and women. This study was created to determine whether there is a relationship between sex and body size and the incidence of heart disease in African American men and women. Researchers will attempt to associate obesity with the presence of heart disease risk factors. Risk factors that will be studied include; total body fat, body fat distribution, fat content of the blood (triglyceride concentrati ...

Conditions: Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension